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NECO provides patient-centered, clinically relevant education to support lifelong learning for optometrists. By presenting new and current information, we help our colleagues provide an enhanced level of care to their patients and community. In achieving our mission, we offer an array of accredited contemporary courses in varied formats, practical learning options employing state of the art technologies, and programs which address diverse patient groups and practice settings.


Office of Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors both in-person and online continuing ed opportunities for practitioners.  In-person offerings include the Sunday Series and the HomeTown Series. Online offerings include case studies, webinars, and online topics.

Sunday Series

This series of seminars presents a variety of optometric topics which augment clinical skills and excellence in patient care. They typically offer five hours of COPE-accredited CE for each Sunday program.

HomeTown Series

This series of professional dinner lectures presents relevant optometric topics in local alumni communities throughout the country. Attendees are eligible for one hour of complimentary COPE-accredited CE.

Online Continuing Education

This series of online case studies and online topics series delivered by nationally recognized subject matter experts is available on-demand for COPE credit. Programs are available on-demand for your convenience.


Additional Continuing Ed Opportunities

New England College of Optometry offers several other opportunities for MA-Accredited Continuing Education at the College or at affiliated sites such as the VA Healthcare Centers.

Research Lecture Series

This series of lectures invites recognized vision scientists to present their latest research with students, faculty, and alumni on Tuesday nights. Typically one hour of Mass CE credit is offered.   

CEreal Tuesday Presentations 

As a part of the Special Populations rotations, students and residents  lead case presentations under the supervision of clinical faculty. This series includes case presentations about specialty cases from the contact lens, pediatrics, low vision and the individuals with disabilities services. 

VA Healthcare System Lectures

VA Boston Healthcare System and NECO have partnered to provide MASS CE lectures presented by residents on a variety of optometric topics at the VA in West Roxbury. This series does not offer COPE CE.